Running has numerous health benefits, and adding a treadmill to your home gym arsenal means you can workout regardless of the weather, create more challenging workouts that burn more calories, customize your training to be more versatile, and develop your endurance. You buy a treadmill because you want a fitter and healthier life, but don’t let common treadmill mistakes derail your progress inContinue reading..
Please note, workouts suggested on this website are not to be interpreted as treatment plans or substitutes for medical consultation. Before undertaking any exercise program, please consult a physician or healthcare provider for appropriate safety precautions. If at any point during a workout you start to feel dizzy, faint, short of breath, or experience physical discomfort, discontinue yourContinue reading..
Think treadmills are only for people who have a huge home fitness space? There’s a new option that will get you up and running in your home without having to ditch your couch to create room - the BH Fitness S5Ti Folding Treadmill. You don’t even have to have a dedicated fitness area. When not in use, this treadmill can fold up for easy storage anywhere in your home! The BH Fitness S5TiContinue reading..
TRUE Fitness has been making treadmills for over thirty years. That’s thirty years to fine-tune and craft their machines to bring you the highest quality treadmills for your home fitness space. That’s why they’re one of our (and our customers’) favorite brands. TRUE Fitness treadmills are surprisingly heavy-duty. They have a small footprint, but pack a big punch. TRUE uses commercial-gradeContinue reading..
After months of intense training, we’re thrilled to announce that Gym Source’s own Jan Schole (manager of our showroom in Westport, CT) completed the 19th annual Laugavegur Ultra Marathon—a grueling 34-mile (55 km) race through the steep climbs and rocky descents of some of Iceland’s toughest terrain. Held on 7/18/15, Laugavegur hosted 400 participants, of which 361 finished the race.Continue reading..
You know the feeling—that sudden, jolting pain in your side that sends you doubling over instead of moving forward. It has a name: exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP), better known as the side stitch. It may be dull or sharp; it may present on either side of your abdomen. But no matter what, it hurts. READ MORE: 9 Ways to Beat Shin Splints Fortunately, there are ways to preventContinue reading..
Mention the words “shin splints” to an athlete—then watch out: This acute form of agony strikes fear in the heart of anyone who pounds the pavement, plays the court, or works out on any type of hard surface. Could you be at risk? Yes. Shin splints are fairly common among runners (who account for as much as 20 percent of shin splints). But these painful episodes—directly caused by muscleContinue reading..
Now that summer is here, sizzling temperatures are an added challenge to your outdoor running workout. So, how does heat affect your run? More than you might think. Because your heart has to work harder in the heat—while your muscles get less blood and oxygen—summer running can slow you down by as much as 30 seconds per mile for every five-degree (Fahrenheit) temperature increase. Plus,Continue reading..
Many fitness enthusiasts visit Gym Source with questions about incline training. Intrigued by research they’ve done on the internet (or by the results they’ve seen friends achieve), they ask us for guidance about incline training machines and techniques. One of the questions we get most often, however, is this one: Is incline training bad for my knees? The answer is a resounding NO! QuiteContinue reading..
Tackle a 10k—been there. Kick the half marathon—done that. Finish a full marathon—Yikes! If you’re trying to transition from short hauls to 26.2 miles, we’ve got helpful hints just for you. The good news is this: If you can run 13.1 miles, you can absolutely run 26.2 (and doubling the distance is easier than it seems.) Here are 3 tips for making your marathon dreams a reality. MORE:Continue reading..